Community Occupancy

​​​​​​Hamilton City Council supports the vital role community groups play in our city and in supporting Council’s vision and outcomes. One way Council supports these community groups is by making land and buildings available for them to rent or lease – we term it community occupancy.

Community occupancies are available throughout Hamilton. To find out if your community group is eligible and how to apply read the information below.

Who can apply?

Our Community Occupancy Policy​​ (PDF, 128KB) guides the decisions regarding community occupancy.

Our Guidelines​ (PDF, 138KB) have been developed to assist community groups in understanding the process to be followed if they apply for community occupancy.


As outlined in the Guidelines, the following templates have been developed
•  Application Form (346KB)
•  Community Outcomes Plan (PDF, 82.6KB)
•  Community Group Licence to Occupy (PDF, 184KB)
•  Community Group Lease (PDF, 225KB)

 Find out more:

If you wish to find out more, please contact Council’s Community Occupancy Advisor on 07 959 9005​ or email us​.​

Page reviewed: 19 Apr 2017 4:10pm